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Two men charged in MSU armed robbery

June 4, 2024
A police car parked outside of the Michigan State University Police Department  on Thursday, April 6, 2023.
A police car parked outside of the Michigan State University Police Department on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Two Lansing-area men were charged today in connection with an armed robbery that set off a campus-wide emergency alert at Michigan State University last week.

Djarou Aboubakar, 20, and Jamari Parker, 18, robbed a pizza delivery driver outside Snyder Hall early morning Thursday, according to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office. An individual with the same name as Aboubakar is listed in the MSU directory as a freshman in arts and humanities.

The driver was struck after refusing to hand over his wallet. One of the suspects “displayed a grey handgun, possibly a Glock,” according to MSU Department of Police and Public Safety.

Aboubakar is charged with armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of a felony firearm.

Parker is charged with armed robbery, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of a felony firearm.

After the robbery, both men ran southbound on Bogue St.

“Officers quickly established a perimeter and attempted to track the suspects with a K9,” according to an MSU DPPS press release.

By 2 a.m., both men were located and arrested.

A preliminary hearing will be held June 20 in front of hearing officer Molly Greenwalt.

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